I will hopefully be going on honeymoon in Turkey in late October or early November. Our plane tickets would be about $2000 USD and we would have $3000 more to spend on hotels, food, any traveling within the country, etc for 2 people - basically all other expenses.
We'd like to spend 14-15 days if possible, including 4 days in Istanbul, perhaps visits to Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia... no set plans yet but would like to get around the country a bit as money permits.
Do you think $3000 USD sounds like enough? Or should we be considering a shorter trip, maybe 10 days? We don't need to stay in the fanciest hotels, but since it's a honeymoon we would like fairly nice, maybe 3-star. I'm fine with street food for lunch but would like some nicer meals for dinners.
I've read different estimates, anywhere from $70 to $200 per person per day for a midrange trip, so would like to hear your thoughts.
(Another note.. if we go in early/mid November airfare is much cheaper, so we'd have more money for other things, but I've read that the weather gets much cooler and rainier towards November. Would it be worth saving a lot on airfare or should we splurge on hopefully nicer weather?)